- Online-proctoring companies like Kryterion, Inc. can be hired to monitor students through webcams. The remote proctors watch for body language, eye movement, additional people in the room, or anything else that might indicate suspicious activity.
- High-tech programs are being used that check students' identities using obscure biographical information.
- Computer browsers can be locked down to prevent Internet searches.
- Typing patterns such as how a person enters their password can be analyzed to make sure a person is who they say they are.
- Proctors who are on-sight with students should make sure that a student has actually submitted their test and logged out before they are allowed to leave the room.
- Instructors can generate unique exams by pulling random questions from a large inventory of questions in the question bank and randomize the order of the questions and answers so that no two students ever get the same test.
For more on cheating in online courses, visit the following links:
MOOC Teaches How to Cheat in Online Courses, with Eye to Prevention. Wired Campus
Gordon, L. (2013, May 1). Using Technology to Fight Cheating in Online Education. Los Angeles Times.
Keeping an Eye on Cheaters. Campus Technology